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overnight as rupert murdoch speaks out about what he says are title lies about his company. >>> and the event, they blocked off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, friday, july 15th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> oh, my goodness. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. we've got to go right to what's happening outside our side you. a crowd of an estimated 12,000 people at least have gathered. and al roker is smack in the middle of it. >> actually, ann, we've got up over on top of it, the new york city police department for the first time in my memory for our concert series has closed off 48th street from vehicular traffic and they closed off 49th street, our biggest concert crowd ever. 12,000 people. you can see there the intersection of rockefeller center and 49th street is now closed off. it is completely filled with people. folks have been camping out for this concert since wednesday. overnight, the line stretched on 5th avenue all of
>>> on the broadcast tonight, the most humble day of rupert murdoch's life, he says, but then he went on to say he does not accept blame for the hacking scandal and then he was hit by a pie in the face. then his wife struck the attacker. a wild day in the scandal consuming his media empire. >>> what do you want? that group of people in washington mulling over a new plan to avoid economic armageddon, that's one thing. tonight, in our nbc news poll, what the voters want to see come out of it. >>> it's hot and getting hotter for millions tonight. what's behind the dynamic they're calling the heat dome. >>> and making a difference, by honoring americans who never should have been forgotten. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdo
>>> this morning on "early today" day of reckoning. news corp. chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled over his company's involvement in england's phone hacking scandal. >>> swept away. tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling habub. a giant wall of dust rolls through phoenix for a second time in nearly two weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers in england. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for
>>> on the broadcast tonight, through the rupert murdoch scandal. what's next in this story and in the u.s., sweltering heat across much of the nation. a huge percentage of this country. >>> looking for a connection between mile an hours who served in vietnam and increased risk in dementia. >>> america's team back home tonight. they remain our top women. it just wasn't their day. they remain our top women. it just wasn't their day. nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's one of the true media empires in the world. it's threatened and under attack. it's the empire of rupert murdoch, newspaper man who shut down one of his many papers but remains in the business along with some of the great name plates in film and television. it started with newspaper reporters eaves dropping on the cell phones of innocent people, claims more victims and may soon be felt here in the u.s. than many first thought. it's galloping through great britain where it is the story. we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's been another develo
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
the rupert murdoch hacking scandal. several top politicians are turning their eyes on his media empire. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "use of the world," rupert murdoch -- news of the world," rupert murdoch flies to the u.k. to handle the problem personally. smiles for the cameras, calls for brooks to resign are increasing. one of the more damaging allegations is the acting of a phone of a 13-year-old murder victim. >> this puts the spotlight on his son. if he is vulnerable, rupert murdoch himself is a lightning rod. >> and rupert murdoch is currently the head of the international arm. >> and james murdoch cannot deny this knowledge or responsibility. >> hundreds of the employees at the magazine have lost their jobs. fired with only three months' pay, news corp. promised that they would try to find them more positions. there is evidence that business is being hurt already. a multibillion-dollar merger deal could be put on hold and there are fears that there could be more investigations into the holding of news corp.. >> this after it -- this afternoon's concern are
yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year inves
the country's top cop. and rupert murdoch's former chief executive. >>> horror in ottawa. severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada. >>> and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone hacking scandal keep piling up, as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned, and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must have suspec
>>> this morning on "early today". hands off approach. rupert murdoch denied responsibility for the scandal that rocked his company. >>> ending the impasse. are president obama and lawmakers turning to a new strategy for reducing the federal debt? >>> and terror on the track. a motocross racer manages to survive a literally high-flying crash. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a humbling day. the murdochs have made a business out of covering the story. well, yesterday they were the story. testifying in a dramatic hearing about phone hacking scandal rocking their media empire. next up for questioning this morning is going to be english prime minister david cameron. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son in front of members of parliament, apologetic. >> i would like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are to the victims of illegal v
. a developing story in london. a hearing for james and rupert murdoch is suspended after a protester tries to attack rupert murdoch. it happened just moments ago. >> the questioning of rupert and james murdoch lives up to expectations. they were both pressed on what they knew and did not know about the wrongdoing going on inside news international and specifically "news of the world." both were contrite and apologized a lot. both apologized again and again for the wrongdoing, but both insisted that they had no idea that phone hacking went any further than the original 2005- 2007 investigation had revealed at the time. >> to say i was hands-off is wrong. i worked a 10 or 12 hour day. i cannot tell you the multitude of issues that i have to handle every day. >> james murdock says that the real picture of what was going on only became clear to him in late 2010 when a number of civil cases began to play out and court documents were released. rupert murdoch for his part also held his ground, admitting to being perhaps too trusting of the staff, too lax with his terms, but maintained that he was
. chief rupert murdoch denies any knowledge of wrongdoing by his tabloid, "news of the world," shortly before his testimony was interrupteded by a protester who tried to pie him in the face. as you see here, his wife, wendi, the latest on that coming up. >> and there was no truth to the rumor that it was the grandson of soupy sales. >>> money 911." the best refinancing options when it comes to student loans. and car loans. and speaking of money, you don't have to spend a fortune to look your best. we're going to check out some drugstore beauty secrets when it comes to your facial and beauty regime. >> cool. all right. >> a lot to get to. >>> natalie's off today. savannah guthrie's over at the news desk with all the headlines. hi, savannah. >> good morning. in the news today, british prime minister david cameron is on the heat in the growing phone-hacking scandal in the uk, telling parliament it is his responsibility to, quote, clean up this mess. nbc's stephanie gosk has more for us. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. cameron's been answering questions all mo
not be over yet for the media mogul at the center of this scandal, rupert murdoch. martin fletcher has the latest from martin. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch today, heading home to america after what he called the most humbled day of his life. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind parliament's emergency session where prime minister david cameron -- >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired communication chief andy coulson, former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he would not have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago. prime minister cameron was accused of being too cozy with news international executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in brilliant is that murdoch c
effort murdoch's news corp tried to hack the victims of 9/11. mexican soldiers bust the largest marijuana plantation ever. >> announcer: this is early today for friday, july 15th, 2011. >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with the hard bargain. as the nation's deficit clock ticks closer to default, lawmakers will be grouped after a week of tense white house negotiations. the president will hold a press conference this morning while on capitol hill, a back up plan proposed by mitch mcconnell appears to be gaining momentum. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. good morning. >> the president holding the second press conference this week taking it to the people as he told lawmakers to take it back to the caucuses and figure out a way forward. they have a rare day off from the face-to-face negotiations. yesterday focused on taxes with republicans against standing firm on their pledge not to raise them. meantime, republican and democratic leaders in the senate are trying to work together on that back up plan. it's complex, but it would give the president authority to raise the debt
at the airport. you like the seven-d >> the fallout continues over the rupert murdoch's hacking scandal. several top british politicians are now turning their eye on his media empire, news corp.. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "news of the world," rupert murdoch traveled to the u.k. to manage the damage control personally. he has unqualified support for rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and a trusted executive at news corp.. smiles for the cameras but calls for her to resign are growing louder. one of the most out to allegations is the phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. the charismatic redhead was the editor of "news of the world"at the time. >> if she goes, that puts the spotlight on report murdoch's son james. she is a lightning conductor. >> james murdoch is the head of the international arm of news corp. but is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> they cannot deny responsibility. >> brooks coins to her jobs as hundreds of employees have lost theirs. there's a promise that news corp. will do its best to find them new positions. there could be 1
will gradually not down the heat -- knock down the heat. the heat is on, folks. >> thank you. rupert murdoch " and his sons fought off questions and an attacker. we will explain. >> tim tooten live in the newsroom. >> i am rob roblin. a new bridge opens in baltimore county. that's amazing. you know what else is amazing? how easy it is to save money on motorcycle, boat, or camper insurance with geico. geico, saving people money, on more than just car insurance. "educationht's alert," paying teachers and principals based on their performance. >> they are trying to create performance model to have on hand for local school districts to use later. tim tooten is live in the newsroom with that story. >> this is a hot and sometimes controversial issue. marilyn is one of many states taking up the issue, and many plans for performance pay would come with no strings attached. >> using what you already have, we are going to make some modifications to what we did before. >> they have assigned a work group to come up with a model that would benefit local school districts who want to use it to reward their
>>> good morning. in the hot seat. billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch set to testify in front of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> californiadreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in front
be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. tonight a statement from "news international" says the st
to court. >> far from smooth sailing for rupert murdoch. what brought his hearing to a dramatic halt. >> temperatures across the state in the lower 70's. we're expecting even higher temperatures as we head into the afternoon. we will talk about the air quality and the heat and humidity. >> a smooth ride. some early accidents have been cleared. cleared. we'll check for new with flights all over the country starting at only $59. as the nation's largest domestic airline, we have a flight that fits your budget anywhere southwest flies. but the sale can't last forever, so you need to hurry and use this to go to southwest.com and book your flight before it's too late. because with $59 fares they are going to go fast. book your $59 southwest getaway only at southwest.com. [ ding ] >> welcome back. 6:14. 78 degrees outdoors. we do have sunshine. these guys are hazy. a few areas may start out with patchy fog. you can see how it is mostly clear across the state. very hazy outdoors. a cold front did not affect the weather as far as temperatures. it to bring some thunderstorms to the area last n
for the very last time. >>> news corps's rupert murdoch flew to london sunday to personally deal with the phone hacking scandal that threatens to hobble his media empire. this, as new allegations have surfaced that journalists from murdoch's now infamous "news of the world" newspaper may have also tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. england's "daily mail" reports a former new york city cop now working as a private investigator claims "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for victims' phone numbers and details of the calls they made and received in the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks. despite murdoch shutting down the 168-year-old paper in an effort to extinguish the scandal. it is now seen as threatening a multibillion dollar pay tv deal. >>> in russia, nine people are dead and nearly 100 more are missing after an overloaded ferryboat sank on the volga river sunday. russian authorities said 185 people were crowded on board an aging double-decker tour boat that had a maximum capacity of 120. one survivor told russian tv the crew was only able to deploy one life boat before t
day, lynn. >> see if they can make any progress. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal. given pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for full ownership of a british pay tv company in the wake of allegations that employees at his now shuddered "news of the world" hacked into voice mails and bribed police for stories. the scandal now spans two continents with congressman peter king, chairman of homeland security committee, called for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp. tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaking up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhood in mumbai during rush hour wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan. so far, no group has taken responsibility for the bombings and indian off
on the homepage of our website, wbaltv.com. >> rupert murdoch preparing to tell his story to congress. >> one of the many twists in the hacking scandal that is rocking news cowrp -- corp in great britain. gordon brown also goes on record as a victim. >> the purpose is to remind parents and students that this is their responsibility until it interferes with learning. >> what some students can and cannot we're in school is up for debate. what parents can expect. >> it is still warm outside, but there is a cold front that will bring heat relief. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> they were the first in the state to ban smoking indoors. now howard county is about to ban it in an outdoor parks as well. however, they are expected to announce a ban on all smoking in all 57 park properties. the executive order will not commit -- will not extend to the state park and parks owne
, and rupert murdoch and the media empire is something that's reached here in the united states. would you like to see congressional hearings as to whether there's any tie here to the united states in this phone hacking scandal, senator durbin? >> yes, i would. i can tell you that there are questions about whether the foreign corrupt practices act has been violated by rupert murdoch and his news empire, and what's going on in england is startling. to think of the extent that they went to to break the law to try to report a story. we need to follow through with the fbi investigation and also with congressional investigations. >> senator demint, what do you think? >> david, we need to let law enforcement work here. congress has got a big issue in front of us. we need to handle our own business for a change. and the focus this week is on the only plan we've got, and that's cut, cap and balance. >> all right, we're going to leave it there. thanks to both of you. >>> coming up, the debt deliberations are dominating the discussion here in washington, but the question that remains at the top of voters
investigation into news corporation, an american company. now we have learned that murdoch and his son will appear before the british parliament in an investigation of the case. >> they have misled parliament. they have harmed a number of victims of crime and not yet apologize. we would like to give that opportunity. >> authorities are accused of hijacking the phones of british politicians and 9/11 victims. the fbi is looking into the matter. murdoch owns the fox, the wall street journal, and the new york post. >> another follow-up. 20 years after she fled her homeland and filed the correct paperwork to live here legally, she is still facing deportation. the issue brought her to court today. more on the baltimore woman's desperate effort to stay in the u.s. >> facing possible deportation, she arrived at baltimore's federal building with her attorney. back in may, she told us how she was fighting to keep our american life. >> i do not have any other home. >> she and her family fled the soviet-occupied estonia in 1991 and filed for political asylum in the u.s. for some reason, it took 17
. the royals' return to london still consumed by the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's "news of the world" which went out of business today. murdoch hims6 cc1 test. test. test. test. test. test. test. test. test.q test.çó test.ésçó test.zv test. test. test.çólp test. test.qco cf1 o cest.qco cf1 o >>> at the fee fifa women's world cup today in germany, it's the u.s. against brazil. it came down to one shot by the u.s. >> a near miracle! >> it's been called one of the most riveting games in women's world cup history and with today's upset over brazil, the americans move on to the semifinals playing france on wednesday. >>> now to a story that surprised us with most of the summer still to go. back-to-school sales are already in full swing in this country. nbc's ron mott looks at what's behind the early push. >> this would be nice but it's too small. >> reporter: this weekend at a target in atlanta, roland and daughter autumn were out looking for school supplies. they plan to check off most of her list a little close tore the start of classes. >> i'm buying these binders
this morning. in the latest fallout from a widening phone scandal, england is urging rupert murdoch to drop his bid to buy a british broadcasting company. meanwhile murdoch and long with his son have been summoned toe appear before lawmakers to testify. here at home one member of congress is calling for him to be investigated to see if he's been involved in hacking victims of 9/11. >>> time may be running out for libya's moammar gadhafi. according to new u.s. intelligence the embattled leader is running out of cash while fuel in tripoli is shortly out of supply. meanwhile gadhafi's aides have hinted that the leader is ready to step down. >>> it was a historic day for two american astronauts as they completed the shuttle program's final spacewalk, retrieving a failed pneumonia pipe from the international space staigs. >>> in california, michelle obama and former president george w. bush were among those to pay former respects to former first lady betty ford. a second service will be held in michigan tomorrow. >>> sad news to report tomorrow. tv legend sherwood schwartz creator of gill gands isla
rupert murdoch. chatman, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. well, this morning is the first sunday morning without the "news of the world" the popular sunday newspaper that folded under pressure under this scandal but rupert murdoch were still a bit busy publishing this morning. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers, including "sunday times." his remaining sunday publication. putting right what's gone wrong. promising to compensate those affected. for those involved, there is no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp but more could be in line. last week metropolitan police commissioner paul stevenson answered questions. >> i do not believe on any occasion i have acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat where neil wallace was a pr consultant. wallace arrested in the scandal, has also been a pr consultant to the police. "new york times" reports that 11,000 pagers of handwritten notes naming politicians, spor
, caught in the middle of that tabloid hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about a
moment for me. it was great. >>> in the news this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. as his phone hacking scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest from london. martin? >>> good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today, media, police, government, are all licking their wounds while promising to find out who knew what and when. while rupert murdoch is assessing the damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be hope after tuesday's grilling by parliament members. a new york welcome. >> welcome home. >> nice life. >> the slap heard across the world as for britain's parliament, the getting to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they've gone on summer recess. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effects are difficult to see, mistakes were made. it cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: it may cost hem a lot more. the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp. but their support from the biggest inside investor, a saudi prince, who owns 7% of news corp. he said the company remay
murdoch. sunday monday involves picking up the news of the world. a ritual that parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and there are allegations of voicemail hacking. one paper has dubbed this, britain's watergate. serious questions about journalism has been raised. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's formal editor, who was once a key aide to british prime minister david cameron. >> i think this is a very sad day for the news of the world. >> reporter: the paper's owner, rupert murdoch whose oarrived i britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the news of the world from the murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was
of the tabloid newspaper's former editors has now been arrested a day after rupert murdoch announced he's shutting down the 168-year-old paper. nbc's mike taibbi has more. mike? >> reporter: the so-called phone hacking scandal has been around for years. six years, to be precise. but in the past week it went from a story about celebrity cell phones being hacked to regular people as alleged victims, including the grieving relatives of crime victims or soldiers killed in action and the explosion that's followed led to the extinction of the biggest circulation newspaper in the english speaking world. media barron rupert murdoch has had little to say as the scandal jumped to another level. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: but son james murdoch said if the allegations are true, the newspaper's behavior was inhuman. >> i feel regret. clearly the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in. >> reporter: one practice that met no standards, that grieving rel tis of murdered children, or of british soldiers killed in ac
turning against him. >> reporter: murdoch shut down the "news of the world" because of what was described as toxic culture. but the company is fighting back against allegations involving two of the other papers, "the sun" and "the sunday times." they wanted to get a 2006 article about his child's cystic fi breaux says, suggesting their methods may have been illegal. a new statement from new international denies any wrong doing and said the story "the sun" ran about their son originated from a member of public whose family has also experienced cystic fibrosis. but damage to the company may have already been done. some say it is about time. including actor hugh grant who in recent months has led his own campaign against the tabloid. even recording this conversation with the deputy editor of "news of the world" last april. mcmullen did not know he was being recorded acknowledged hacking was wide spread. >> but celebrities themselves, you would justify because they're rich? >> yeah, mean, if you don't like it you've just got get off the stage. >> reporter: they call it a publicity stunt. not
of a job after rupert murdoch's's news corp. was shut down in the midst of a phone-tapping scandal. this has rocked london all the way to pull the. the tabloid is shutting down after reports it broke into the voice mails of war widows and a bribe police officers for information. several arrests are expected including that of david cameron's former spokesman. final edition will print on sunday. >> some homeowners struggling to keep their homes are getting some help. extending the time people out of work cadmus fha mortgage payments. that time were called to a full year. this only applies to fha-backed loans, about 40% of all active mortgages. here's a new option available at your local gm dealership -- car insurance. evers will get a yearlong car insurance program from met life at no charge. it covers liability and physical damage. working its magic on fans. more fliers have a bone to pick. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> complain, complain. the transportation has more than 1000 complaints about airline service in may. is up nearly 21% from april. compliance
is offering electronic textbook rentals. it is getting lonelier at the top for rupert murdoch. jane king has the business news in the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> that enter circle for rupert murdoch getting smaller. he is under pressure. he may lose his place as ceo of news corp.. he is scheduled to discuss the company's role before the u.k. parliament today over t. "news of the world" was shut down earlier this month. goldman sachs reporting their quarterly results today. we'll hear from apple and yahoo! tonight. stock futures are looking pretty strong. we did have a bit of a down day yesterday. the deadline passed is getting closer and closer about the debt limit. prices's back-to-school are cheaper than target and cheaper than kmart 94% of the time. those prices are likely to drop more as the back-to-school season progresses. amazon is going to start selling electronic textbook rentals as a way to draw people to their kindle e-reader. prices will be reduced as much as 80%. those rentals have late fees. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> i cannot wait fo
of the paper and was chief executive of news international, a british wing of rupert murdoch's. a woman had been arrested and was being questioned on corruption, which we learn to be rebecca brooks. brooks has said she voluntarily attended a police station to assist in the investigation in was a pre arranged appointment. the arrest came as a bit of a surprise to her. this comes on a day when there were awful-page apologies -- their work full-page apologies. there'll be evidence in parliament in britain by rupert murdoch. this arrest may affect the outcome of what she is able to say at this hearing on tuesday now that she's been arrested by the police. reporting for nbc news in london. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. trouble backing up traffic in the annapolis area. >> after a long slump, the orioles find a way to right the ship. keith mills has details. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of california's decision to make a gay history class part of the public school curriculum? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our f
been cleared at aviation boulevard. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> rupert murdoch and his son and a former head of the sprint division are answered questions from parliament about the recent phone hacking scandal. they are expected to be grilled for about an hour. they hope to find out how deep the hacking scandal permeated the news corp. empire. phoenix, arizona, has fallen victim to the power of the haboob. this mess of dust cloud measured 3,000 feet high swept through the city blocking out the sun and knocking out power and selling communications to many. oneven larger hbooaboob hit july 5. the crew of the atlantis said their final goodbye. they pulled away for the last time, bringing an end to the shuttle program. they spent 2176 days docked at the station. -- they spend 276 days docked at thte station. >> president obama has chosen his nominee to lead in a government watchdog is a. the former ohio general has been named to run the new consumer financial protection bureau. it will regulate products such as mortgages and credit cards. after months of trying to keep its
is in london with the latest. >> rupert murdoch bought "news of the world" but it has been loved by readers and feared by the politicians, celebrities and royals that it has regularly exposed. in its final edition editors asked the reading public not to judge the paper by this scandal but instead by its years in print. with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "the news of the world" rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to manage the damage control personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james and if he is vulnerable rupert murdoch is himself. >> reporter: he is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> james murdoch and rebecca brooks cannot deny responsibility. >> reporter
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a punch right there. she is rupert murdoch's third wife. the proceedings will put on hold for about 10 minutes. >> the largest beautician group wants to make it harder for doctors to abuse children. the american academy of pediatricians want to inform parents of their right to be present during their children's exams. it states that the training program should educate doctors about the proper boundaries and mandates medical facilities to screen employees for history of abuse. the policy sides in the where a pediatrician was convicted of sexually abusing an underage patient. when drug agents recently raided a warehouse, they found a bath salts . >> it is not calgon. it is the latest designer to hit maryland and it is perfectly legal. we recently spoke with a former addict who is convinced that authorities need to take action now to save lives. >> what i went through, i would never wish upon anybody . >> of this young man feels lucky to be alive after a powerful addiction to drugs he bought legally here in maryland. their synthetic drugs that mimic cocaine. is a day are synthetic drugs t
outrage, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop presidential h
. >> reporter: now owner rupert murdoch calls these new allegations deplorable, unacceptable and says news corporation will once again cooperate with police. thousands of citizens may have been victimized, and the paper is accused of paying for information. but triggering the most outraged, allegations it hacked into the voice mail of 13-year-old millie dowler, abducted and murdered in 2002 while she was missing. and deleted messages as her voice mail filled up, which gave her family false hope she was alive. now a day before the six-year anniversary of the london terrorist bombings, families of those victims are hearing they, too, may have been hacked. >> i thought wurp ine were in a place and i didn't think we could get darker. >> interestingly enough, in america, we don't have this kind of journalism yet, and hopefully the american taste level is still such that it agrees this is just a bridge too far. >> reporter: at a time when news outlets face fierce competition, a tabloid that sells 35 million copies a year is finding the most shocking scandal of all right now comes from its own ne
-- rupert murdoch calls the allegations deplorable. if he is shutting down the paper. imagine getting a notice your bank account is overdrawn by $3 million. it happened. >> shuttle atlantis on pad 39 a, low will it launched tomorrow? -- but will if launch tomorrow? >> heavy thunderstorms around the bel-air region. and we will see how many other areas will get soaked tonight and tomorrow. 92 at the airport, 95 downtown. >> illegal gambling allegations surrounding an elected official. coming up at 6:00 p.m., a fake delegation after discovering gambling at the bar. and a new approach to dealing with student suspensions. with student suspensions. honey, why aren't youan playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple use
into the thames of hacking the phones of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch has agreed to appear about the phone-tapping scandal.ing inosecutors have blalked trying to try roger clemens. the judge declared a mistrial. he will see if double jeopardy applies. roger clemens is accused of lying under oath about his alleged use of performance- enhancing drugs. >> when most people win a big lottery, you hear about them quitting their jobs. for those who win this lottery in kentucky, the job itself is the prize. 17,000 people turned and applications. they are seeking one of 1800 jobs at the louisville plant. those applications will be narrowed down by lottery pick. 800 jobs are expected to be filled by laid off workers. that would leave 1000 new positions to be filled. warner bros. is open the harry potter named kent survived the end of the movie series. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> much more -- watch for more from harry potter. executives at warner bros are contemplating a theme parks to keep the harry potter brand alive. the final film in the series is making its debut toda
murdoch and his son will appear before the british parliament to answer questions on the phone hacking scandal. he is facing accusations of -- news corp. is facing accusations of widespread phone hacking. the funeral services for an 8- year-old today. police say he was killed and his body dismembered after he stopped to ask a man for directions. >> a small explosion has led officials to a large fund of hazardous chemicals. the fbi set up shop after a man was burned by two chemicals he was mixing and caused an explosion. they are not sure what he did have those chemicals. and for the fifth time this week, someone vandalize the ed sullivan theater in new york city. several pains of the recently- repaired glass were shattered. the suspect was taken to the hospital for a head injury before charges for fraud. and another man believed to be drunk also smashed the glass door and vandalized the lobby. >> interesting. >> the tax deadline has come and gone, but there is a tax scam going around the country. why you should be on the lookout. + -- plus -- >> if you took all the oil out of the engin
. the wireless industry supports the bill. a date has not been set for full house vote. >> rupert murdoch may be struggling for control of his own media empire. jane king has the business news in the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> good morning. some of news corp. independent directors are beginning to question the response to the phone hacking crisis. for maroc is scheduled to testify at a hearing tomorrow about his responsibility for phone hacking. so much of bloomberg's media properties do compete with news corp. the ins representing pilots -- a combined securities less. this government's how pilots will be placed in so-called seniority lists. is the first of six such agreements to be complete those airlines. stock futures looking pretty rough. check out prices of gold's. already touching $1,600 an ounce earlier this morning. gold is seen as a safe haven. on friday, we saw gains for energy and tech companies. to put's digest'" looking themselves up for sale. they are asking $1 billion. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> what do have trust in the
, thank you. >>> federal officials are investigating whether rupert murdoch corporation tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >>> despite a default deadline just weeks away president obama and congressional leaders are not meeting face to face today to tackle the budget crisis. instead the president told lawmakers to spend the day today brain storming with our colleagues about a deficit reduction plan. and he scheduled a news conference to update the negotiations. >>> one of the newest luxury resorts on the las vegas strip are warning guests they may have been exposed to the bacteria that clauses legionnaires disease. the showers of aria contained lie levels of bacteria and more than 20,000 guests may have been exposed between june 21st and july 4th. six cases of the sometimes deadly disease were reported and treated. >>> the judge who declared a mistrial thursday in roger clemens' perjury case set a september hearing to decide if the former baseball star can be retried. clemmons is charge with lying to investigators three years ago when he said he never used steroids. the judge d
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is important to america too. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media and some of your newspapers. and i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media. i think, you know, when you hear some of the new allegations about who the "news of the world" was phone hack that may include and i stretch the allegations at this stage, some of the 9/11 victims, well, i don't know, that may strike a chord with americans. >> and this morning more fallout from the scandal with word that news international's legal manager has left the company. >>> parents who want healthier food options for their children are getting some help today. at least 19 major restaurant chains are announcing they're putting more fruits and vegetables on the children's menu along with whole grains and low fat dairy items if restaurants ast also say they will do more to promote healthier food options. >>> america has a new medal of honor recipient. sergeant first class leroy pet tree received the nation's highest military honor on tuesday from president obam
? >> not now savannah, on the other hand, she is good. >>> news corps chief rupert murdoch testifies before british lawmakers today, along with his son james and rebekah brooks, the former head of the british newspaper empire. parliament will hold an emergency session wednesday to address the phone hacking crisis. >>> meantime, the reporter who blew the whistle on the phone hacking scandal at "news of the world" was found dead at his home monday. authorities say, though, his death was not suspicious. >>> the house votes today on the tea party's plan to increase the government's borrowing limit. the so-called cut, cap and balance plan is likely, though, to be dead on arrival. the democratic-controlled senate and the white house have already promised to veto it. senate leaders are expected to float a bipartisan plan in response. >>> and for the second time this month, a giant dust storm called a haboob rolled through phoenix, arizona. the 3,000-foot-tall ball of dust scrambled visibility at sky harbor international airport and sent winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. >>> fond farewells as
-hacking scandal and rupert murdoch's son james could face police questioning soon. several newspapers in london now reporting james murdoch could be called in by authorities after his testimony this week that he was not aware of widespread hacking at now defunk "news of the world". former members of that paper claim he's lying and now members of parliament are asking skopt scotland yard to investigate. >>> nfl players and agents are working through the deal to end the four-month lockout. owners have approved the proposal but players haven't voted on it because they're not in full agreement. lawyers are trying to resolve those differences and hope the players will vote next week. >>> we're learning some gruesome details about that giants fan nearly beaten to death at dodger stadium. bryan stow remains in serious condition this morning from the attack back in march. court documents say two men arrested allegedly cut the victim's tongue, disfigured his face and beat him. 29-year-old louie sanchez is charged with assault and battery. >>> arnold and maria taking a break from their divorce battle aft
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